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    A World First: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection

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    A World First: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection

    Post by Lucid Memes on Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:18 am

    BANGKOK – For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible.

    The World Health Organization and the U.N. agency UNAIDS said the results "instilled new hope" in the field of HIV vaccine research.

    The vaccine — a combination of two previously unsuccessful vaccines — cut the risk of becoming infected with HIV by more than 31 percent in the world's largest AIDS vaccine trial of more than 16,000 volunteers in Thailand, researchers announced Thursday in Bangkok.

    Even though the benefit is modest, "it's the first evidence that we could have a safe and effective preventive vaccine," Col. Jerome Kim told The Associated Press. He helped lead the study for the U.S. Army, which sponsored it with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

    The institute's director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warned that this is "not the end of the road," but said he was surprised and very pleased by the outcome.

    "It gives me cautious optimism about the possibility of improving this result" and developing a more effective AIDS vaccine, Fauci said. "This is something that we can do."

    The Thailand Ministry of Public Health conducted the study, which used strains of HIV common in Thailand. Whether such a vaccine would work against other strains in the U.S., Africa or elsewhere in the world is unknown, scientists stressed.

    Even a marginally helpful vaccine could have a big impact. Every day, 7,500 people worldwide are newly infected with HIV; 2 million died of AIDS in 2007, UNAIDS estimates.
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    That would be amazing if they could make it more reliable than 31% effective, but I supposed it's still in its testing phase. This is still amazing progress however.

    I'm also curious as to how those who advocate depopulation would react to this. Or react to cures for deadly diseases in general for that matter.


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    Re: A World First: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection

    Post by Lucid Memes on Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:16 pm

    Luc Montagnier, one of the co-discoverers of HIV, says that strong immune systems (supplement by anti-oxidants) will help prevent or possibly cure human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

    I've been saying something similar for years (but did not necessarily think it related to this), that a strong immune system can prevent just about anything, and that nutrition is too often overlooked as a cure to most illness.


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    Post by Extant on Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:09 pm

    HIV vaccine eh? Have to watch for reports on this.
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    House of Numbers - Does AIDS exist?

    Post by Extant on Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:31 pm

    Aeolus Kephas alerted me to the following:

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    "Leung manages to present a barrage of intriguing theories debunking our generally accepted beliefs... There's no denying, however, the value of exploring such game-changing topics as how HIV-infection numbers are cooked for monetary and political gain; how the effects of global poverty may have led to so many AIDS-related deaths; how such widely used AIDS drugs as AZT have, themselves, often proved fatal; and whether HIV really exists."

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    Re: A World First: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection

    Post by Lucid Memes on Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:56 pm

    I do remember a story a couple of years ago about a man who went to the doctors, being treated for AIDs, and the doctor realized he didn't have it at all. Apparently the guy cured himself of AIDs and was seen as a medical miracle. The guy was surprised and didn't even realize it himself but said he just continued to lead a healthy lifestyle and the virus disappeared.


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